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    Hey all - so I just discovered that there's an important career-related semi-formal event that I should attend tomorrow. It's "business casual," but almost all the attendees are going fairly dressed up - far more emphasis on the "business" than the "casual."


    So, since my suit is at the tailor, I'll go in a dressy blazer, chinos, shirt, tie, loafers, pocket square. But, as I tried on my chinos for the first time in a while (I'm a student), I discovered something awful...I've dropped from a 34 waist to a 32 waist in the past 2 months. I was probably a little under a 34 before, but now there's just no way I can fit into them.


    I immediately went on to Bonobos and am about to order another two pairs of their slim-straight chinos, which are by far my favorite pants, but I need SOMETHING for tomorrow.


    So, I'm looking for a place where I can find a nice, reasonably priced (preferabely $60 or less, since they'll be my least favorite pair of pants no matter what I spend on them) pair of slim chinos (preferably in navy or charcoal) that I can find in a 32x34 in a physical store somewhere near me. Heck, even cords would work.


    And the kicker: I don't live near a Nordstrom.


    Also: note the size. Longer inseam than waist is a PAIN.


    #2


    Target is always a decent option for a last resort. Heck just to wear regularly, Target has really stepped it up recently.

    What we do in life echos throughout eternity.
    -Maximus

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      #3


      Do you live near anything? Any mall seems like the obvious answer

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        #4


        JCP's new chinos are pretty nice for like 25 bucks

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          #5


          I've tried malls, but they all seem to only stock pants with waist:insteam ratios >=1


          I've tried (and found no sizes at):


          JCPenny

          Dockers (at Macy's)

          Land's End

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            #6


            Another vote for JCP. I was down there on my lunch break, and their JCP chinos looked good on the rack (tough I didn't try them on).

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              #7


              Yikes. Sounds like you need a pair of stopgap dockers. Tons of places have them, Macy's, Kohl's, etc.. D1's or Alphas should do the trick.

              Dress for style, live for results.

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                #8


                Also, if the waist/inseam ratio is a problem, there's an easy solution... EAT MORE!

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                  #9


                  Banana Republic gavin or emmerson chinos. Good solid bet.

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                    #10


                    The last time I was there a few weeks back, Gap some nice tailored chinos in a slim and straight fit.

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                      #11


                      I'm going with a simple suggestion: Ask friends or neighbors. Surely some of them are the same size as you.

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